We spoke of our magical run last season in this competition. Its safe to say we picked up right where we left off. Champions League time is like Christmas around the Sports Gambling Podcast. Yesterday was like a holiday as we started off 4-0 for +13.4U to start to our 2018 Champions League story. Let’s jump right into Wednesday’s action for the Plays of the day.
Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk
In a clash between two clubs separated drastically with experience in this competition, the Ukranian champions welcome a Hoffenheim team making its first appearance in this round of the tournament. The Germans were eliminated last season in the playoff round by Liverpool so this is a first, making them the 13th German team to play in the Champions League tournament.
That inexperience is where we find angles, as they face a Shakhtar side that is coming off a deep run in this competition last season and were 4-0 last season on home soil in this round. Much like last year, they are grouped with Manchester City, making the fight for the second place in the group the coveted ticket to the next round.
The visitors will travel to this match having a 0-3-1 record in their last 4 away games in European tournaments. The poor away form has spread into their Bundesliga season where they also are 0-2 this year on the road. This is becoming a healthy trend for a squad that has only 3 wins in the last 16 away games.
Shakhtar won’t be playing in their traditional home stadium but the atmosphere will be electric and will make it very hard on the away team. The home side has scored 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches and have won 13 of the last 15 while playing host.
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